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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Willow got a sister!

You will never believe this....my husband decided we needed to get a second havanese! We brought home a sister for Willow to grow up with. Our vet told us this was the perfect time to add another dog when the age difference wouldn't be an issue for the two.

Sam named our new baby Bella Donna (he loves the name Bella and actually campaigned for this name when Willow came home). We call the little girl Bella.

She is 20 weeks old and we bought her from a breeder that had an unfortunate bought with cancer right after the pups were born. The breeder was unable to put in the tiem she ordinarily does due to her surgery and treatment, so the pups grew older before she was able to find home for them. Sam, being the rational guy that he is, decided that Bella needed to come home with us - even though it will take a bit more to socialize her. The lack of attention led to the pups becoming matted so the breeder gave them a really short cut. They also had a lot of flees from running in the yard.

Hair grows, flees have already been taken care of, and we can work on training and socialization. She is a sweet little lap dog and loves to snuggle. But we need to teach her that it is not necessary to bark at everything.

Bella is getting along great with her sister, Willow, and her brother General (a yorkie).
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Congratulations on adding a new puppy to your household. -Cheryl-
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She's very cute. You'll have such fun with two and you have a great attitude about a needy puppy already. Sounds like she'll get great socialization with you and lots of patience with her training. She's a lucky little girl! She has beautiful, soulful eyes.
Have fun with your two babies!!


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Congratulations! It sounds like Bella found herself a great home! Cute puppies and love their names.

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Have fun with the two girls. I'm sure they'll make you laugh a lot.

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I can hardley believe that we added another puppy so soon...but I love it! I kinda makes 3, since General (the yorkie) is shared between my folks and us. He is here for most of the day and goes back to their house late in the evening and to spend the night.

Bella is going to agility class with General in the morning for some socialization. Today she got to go next door and interact individually with the three dogs that are going to be a part of her pack (Another General, Sophie, and Tipper - two English Springers and a Black lab). We took General and Willow with us to help her realize that these dogs are all okay.

This evening we make a lap around the neighborhood to practice waling on a leash. She was "running drag" with Sam and pulled the entire time because she wanted to be up with her brother and sister. General used to pull something terrible until he learned to heel so we will work on this.

We are suprised by how much and how ofen Bella barks - since Willow has only barked about 7 times since she came home a month ago. Do people notice differences in the amount of barking? Any recommendations for how to get this under control? We were thinking of teacher her to ", speak", then "enough". We notice that she barks when we put food down and there are three of them. We have to show her where the unoccupied bowl is. We also notice she barks when one of the other dogs has a bone or toy, even when we offer her a different toy.

We absolutely love the little girls!

Kristy - Willow & Bella's Mom (And General the Yorkie, too!)
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The pups are so cute. My Yogi use to bark a bit much. He has grown out of it. He still barks but not like he use to.

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Two is a ton of fun. Congrats!

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Congrats on the new puppy! Marley used to bark a lot and STILL DOES! I haven't found a way to get it under control and he is 2 1/2 year old now.
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Congrats! We used the "bark" (teaching them to bark on command) to reduce barking and "enough". Both seem to work somewhat

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